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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
ago. finally tonight, just a friendly reminder, it is tax day. a new study from a group called the national taxpayer advocate using confidential tax data for being most likely to fudge on their returns. some of the hot bed areas, los angeles, san francisco, houston, atlanta and washington, d.c. and some of the top small businesses that raise red flags are construction companies, real estate rental firms because they tend to write off so much. so, there's so much going on there, that we have to keep an eye on those tax cheats. >> first, you got to file your taxes. >> and hurry up. you've got until midnight. thanks for watching. >> i'm bill griffin. have a great evening. we'll see you tomorrow.
's winter of discontent, when britain had double-digit inflation, a top income tax rate of 83% and rising unemployment. and she revolutionized the economy with free-market ideas in her ten years of service that ushered in a new decade of prosperity. when she took office, the top income tax rate was 83%. it was cut to 60% and then to 40%. the middle tax rate was cut to 30%. and the lowest tax rate was eliminated altogether. when she took office, the top corporate tax rate was 53%. she cut it to 35%. the top capital gains tax rate was a stifling 75%. thatcher cut it to 30%. and as a result, a progrowth policies, unemployment fell from a high of 12% early in her tenure to 7.5% near the end. public spending as a percentage of g.d.p. fell from 45.1% of g.d.p. to 39.4% of g.d.p. and inflation fell from almost 22% in 1979 to a low rate of 2.4% in 1986. but perhaps the most telling tribute to margaret thatcher's leadership is that three days after she gave her britain await speech, that heroic speech she was dubbed "the iron lady" in the communist news outlet "the red star." when your military en
shamelessly cynical in writing laws and bending rules to favor the one percent. and that includes the tax code. so, on monday, when you send in your tax returns, think about this. corporate profits are at record highs. but have those companies invested that in new jobs? no. did they at least give their workers a bump in pay? hardly. surely they shelled out a little more in taxes to help refurbish the social structure, highways, bridges, schools, libraries, parks, where they do business! guess again. corporations are sitting on $1.7 trillion of cash. look at this report just published by pirg. the public interest research group, on how average citizens and small businesses have to make up the $90 billion giant companies save by shifting profits toffshore x havens. among the 83 publicly traded corporations named, pfizer, which for the past five years reported no taxable income in the us, even as it made 40% of its sales here. microsoft, which avoided $4.5 billion in taxes over three years by shifting its income to puerto rico. citigroup, which maintains 20 subsidiaries in tax havens and has over
, because if i owe $2,000 to you guys on my income taxes, do you guys say you can pay off a little at a time and then pay the rest of over a long time without being penalized? that is garbage. host: congress man? guest: there's a provision, if i'm not mistaken, if there are back taxes due, the people beyond $2,000 that is the feet that is being required in order to help pay for the processing of individuals, that will also be demanded as well. two-sided sort. -- sword. many of these undocumented workers in various industries in this country pay into a great deal of federal taxes, whether it is deducted for their payroll for social security, fica, etc., with no opportunity of ever retrieving or utilizing that tax, because they are prohibited from taking any federal program. also, one of the areas in which there will be some consternation is the fact that even though they have a work visa and are working toward a permanent status, all public benefits will be denied to 11 million people that qualify for this program. host: on twitter -- guest: yes, and parts of the criteria is going to be exact
to buy more than 1,000 u.s. dollars worth of gold you have to provide your income tax number. india say major buyer of gold. it is discouraging unaccounted for money moving into gold. i think with regards to commodities, there's a lot of uncertainty about chinese economic growth. if you look at steel production, cement production, it's barely growing in china. residential construction starts last year were down 11%. so i think there's a fundamental issue with commodities. they probably moved lower. there are assets much more interesting than commodities. >> mark, if this is a situation where as you suspect this is someone got in trouble, what happens to prices from here. >> well, if we go back down again and we have a big increase in margin calls again and then money has to be raised in the equity markets to offset losses in gold, then you're going to go down somewhere under you're going to rely on the margin. and cme released yesterday. >> anybody who says that deflation is once again on the table may have nothing to do with that whatsoever. >> i think you're right. i think someone or
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from studio 1a in rockefelleplaza. >>> all righty, how dare we call tax day monday fun-day. but it is. it's april 15th. glad you're with us, hope you had a wonderful weekend. a very happy birthday to my sister mish. >> oh, today's her birthday? >> it's her birthday today. >> oh, my god. >> who knew? there's my beautiful sister mish. >> so tax day is her birthday? >> yes. >> that is not a great day. >> and i have a friend named michael redmond, it's his birthday too. since you brought him up, i'll wish him well on the northern coast of -- where is he? washington state, i forget. >> did you do your taxes? >> i think so. somebody did. frank said we did. yes. >> i always get panicky around this time. because i got an email -- >> because all your stuff is at the bottom of your purse. you need to give it to somebody long before now. >> you know what i do have? under the bed is a big tupperware where i just dump everything in there and slide it under the bed. >> with the body of jimmy hoffa, which has been there for a long time too. >> but he just e-mailed me and said urgent on the top -- >>
new york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> on budget and on time, rio tinto says it's on track to expand iron ore output to 390 million tons this year under its $90 million project. the company is making good progress in its cost cutting drive, coping with the sharp fall in commodity demand. shares are higher this morning 1.74%. i want to get a thought here from martin hennecke. martin, what do you do with iron ore here despite the declines we've seen across the board for the commodity complex? >> it's a great time to manipulate because it has been monolithic growth on those metals and you see the physical buyers really moving in very strongly, for example, in china ther
and that they are squeezed to higher payroll taxes. me? i come down squarely in the mechanical camp, because i have liquidated assets myself. i know the havoc that a margin clerk can wreak, because i have been there and been a part of it and perhaps because i am a recipient of a tough margin call and because i know how the raise capital on the fly, and how hedge funds gone wild exacerbated the 2008 and 2009 sell-off with endless liquidations, and i have seen the pattern before and it is similar to all of the other times and it does not mean that it should be longer, but or when the margin clerks are done, but it should sold, because you have little basis of facts. what should you do? first, if you find out no mystery and world wide weakness, take the sell-off from face value and find out who benefits? the answer is companies like general mills, boxes filled with grains that are declining in price. and general mills benefits from the commodities decline all of the way around. so if you believe that there is a worldwide slip for commodities to decline, then gis. and this is the exaggerating the short
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th, it must be about taxes ora, it looks like sunni extremist terrorism. keeping the options open, collecting the data and going through it methodically. you always hope the early break, but it absolutely does not always come. >> on some level, i think you're right. acting with an abundance of caution, no the jumping to conclusions is laudable. but it does say something that we don't really know if this is a domestic act or an international act. i don't think it's necessarily, it's definitely not a good thing, that it could be either way. the notion that this could be a home-grown terrorist, a lone wolf terrorist it prompts an examination of the hate and extremist groups in this country. we know about terrorist groups outside the country. it's a testament to how unsettled this world is, how dangerous it is, the number of groups that have mushroomed inside and outside our borders that want to do harm to american innocent citizens, innocents all over the world. >> i agree. the fact that you have more than one group of suspects, that's not good. that's certainly true and it's also ob
to file their taxes and the mother of a virginia tech shooting victim marches on capitol hill with a message. stay with us. >> stom st  did you forget? today is april 15th, tax day. if you haven't filed yet, here's an important tax tip from fox brenda buttner. >> the average tax refund is about $3,000. that's great for a lot of americans but if you're getting more than that chances are you should adjust your will holdings. the treasury department doesn't pay interest on routine refunds. that means taxpayers who collect large refunds year after year have been giving the government an interest free loan of their money. >> a lot of people consider it a free thrown the i.r.s. and why would you want to do that? keep your money earning interest. it's yours and you can use it throughout the year as opposed to once a year. >> you can find a free tax withholding calculator on it. r.s.gov -- i.r.s.gov. >> we're going to back live to boston plus we're going to talk to one runner moments after returning home to d.c. from that race. and coming up in sports one hoyas
you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hard to believe but another act of terror on american soil. yes, good morning everybody. april 16, tuesday. the day after patriots' day. turns into bloody mayhem in boston at the end of the boston marathon. we'll be talking about that and covering that from every angle with you this morning. good to see you. thank you for joining us here on the "full court press" where we always bring you the news of the day. good or bad. and talk about it for the next three hours here on your local progressive talk radio station. on current tv and on sirius x.m. this hour only. good to have you with us today and a lot
for having this hearing today. i'm going to focus on prop k in particular which is the half cent sales tax for transportation in san francisco. however, there are a lot of funding programs that are available to address pedestrian safety, and the challenge is how to balance the various opportunities to address it in a strategic manner. is there enough funding? no. but i think we have an opportunity with the strategy to figure out the ways to address the highest need areas in a strategic way. in the past there hasn't been a clear vision how to put together the program of projects so what we're looking for with the five year prioritization programs is moving in the right direction to link transportation investments and the efforts of the pedestrian safety task force with safety goals and prop k is flexible in that regard. it can fund basically all of the transportation infrastructure improvements that you heard discussed today. tomorrow you have continental walks and safe to routes program and next month curb signals and curb ramps. we leverage federal and state grants for all of these p
of drugs at the time of the fatal crash. >>> a new surface tax is causing a stir around baltimore. a fee will be charged for residential and nonprofit properties. the nickname is rain tax. money raised from the tax would be spent on improving storm water runoff systems. and owners will have to pay $21, while single family homeowners will pay $39 for the so-called rain tax. >>> well, no rain around here today. it is a bit warmer outside. but there's still more clouds than sun today. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist chelsea ingram is here with a look at live doppler radar. hi, chelsea. >> hi, mary. thanks. there's not even and point in showing you radar. we'll talk temperatures. it is fairly warm out there. around 72 degrees in baltimore. 71 in washington. 74 in hagerstown. there are a few cool spots out there. ocean city. 59 degrees. warmer than we were this time yesterday. around 12 degrees warmer, in fact, than the baltimore area. but that's going to change, especially as we head into the late week and the weekend. we'll enjoy warm air a little longer. that's going to
would have to pay a fine and back taxes, learn english, and pass a criminal background check among other hurdles. rubio says that system would be triggered only if certain border security benchmarks are met. >> that means securing the border, universal e-verify and the universal entry-exit tracking system. if those three things are not in place that green card process won't begin even if the ten years has elapsed. >> ifill: but some republicans were skeptical including alabama senator jeff sessions. >> no, i'm not convinced. i know senator rubio's heart is exactly right. i really respect the work of the gang of eight. but they have produced a legislation that will give amnesty now, legalize everyone that is here effectively today and then there's a promise of enforcement in the future. >> ifill: white house press secretary jay carney said today the administration believes it's possible to satisfy concerns on both sides. >> these are compatible ideas enhancing border security, allowing for a clear path to citizenship that requires a number of very specific steps. so the president is very
on the left, a lot of talk about tax day. it's patriots day in massachusetts. we commemorate the first battle in the the war of independence. there is a lot of talk of patriotism, and tax day this could be a tax kook tea party person. but when there were more bombs on neighboring streets it started turning. what is interesting to me, in the talk radio world that i'm in i'm a conservative talk show host, people are quick for the "why," they want to run to the conclusions. today with my audience we were focused on the what. i went went to posting information as it's coming. as we speak there were reports that there were there is a person of interest. that report has been given denied half a dozen times today. the number of injured, 29 to 109. people today were not in the question of why are we here but what the heck is going on which reflects another interesting mind shift. the post 9/11, i don't know if you want to call it instant panic or the very ready to think the worst of the worst. i think it's interesting how we've gone past that. people are ready to acknowledge what could be just some l
>> this is a tax -- what is it? this is a tax drink. >> it's an apple martini apparently. why -- it's from the grant grill at the u.s. grant hotel in san diego. >> that's good. each one of these drinks costs $4.15 and it's the 15th of april to celebrate tax day. >> that will make you forget that it's tax day. that's for sure. >> if you -- last night there's a broadway show that premiered called "motown." >> "motown, the musical." >> if you like motown music, it's like being at a concert. it's like you are watching -- >> over 50 motown great songs in it. not full length of course. but it's unbelievable. i think 56 or so. >> we went last night. started at 6:00. >> there's the supremes. you've got the temptations. >> it's going so fast. there's diana ross. >> marvin gaye. >> oh, my gosh. it's a party. it's a party. and by the way, a lot of people came to the party last night. we went on the red carpet, me and you, the happy couple. >> yeah. holding hands, people are starting to talk. >> we're getting a little worried. there's diana ross. berry gordy. and berry gordy's sons. from lmfao.
on filing their firm returns. taxes remain due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday. >> google is being praised for action in the minutes after the bombing. the internet giant created a link called person finder entering name and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view. the service came in handy because cell phone service was nonexistent for several hours. >> you can give information about a runner, as well. >> we will bring you continued coverage of the boston bombings and our news reporter is in boston with the live reports later today on abc7 news tweeting updates on abc7 with a slide show on our website at abc7news.com. >> much more on the boston bombing stories straight ahead but right now we get you out the door with a check on the weather forecast. >> mike? >> we are looking at dry conditions on live doppler 7 hd, everyone. it will remain dry for the next seven days, we will talk about the winds gusting fattest right now, santa rosa up to 26 miles per hour, and fairly at 22 and novato at 18, with half moon bay a
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%-from boston. the irs says boston taxpayers will be granted extensions on their tax returns. every little bit helps. that is my "2 cents more." a great night and we will see rebecca tomorrow evening. ♪ lou: lou: good evening and thank you for being with us. details tonight emerging about yesterday's horrific terrorist attack and the boston marathon. the two explosions on boils some street wounded 176 by standards. three people killed. martin richard lost his life in the explosion that also left his brother and sister critically wounded. waiting by the finish line to hug his father and to congratulate him for finishing a marathon. 29-year-old crystal campbell also killed in the attack after adding to the finish line to take a picture of a friend was completing the race. the third victim has now been identified as a graduate student from boston university, but her name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. seventeen other victims tonight remain in critical condition. some have lost limbs or arms, many have suffered severe injuries to their legs. doctors operate
state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business >>> welcome back. as information continues to come in about the bombing at yesterday's boston marathon, lo local hospitals and law enforcement are keeping us up to date on how many people were injured and continue to receive treatment as of now. here's what we know. three people were killed yesterday and more than 180 were injured. many more than we thought. earlier i spoke with dr. william mackie, chief of surge at tufts medical center. dr. mackie, thank you for joining us. i was looking yesterday. the first part of this tragedy that struck me was the number of hospitals up in the boston area all with so many -- so many patients now in serious problems, serious
taxpayers. taxes had been due today because of monday's patriots' day holiday in massachusetts. >>> all right. when we come back, we return to boston and the search for clues into yesterday's tragedy plus this -- >> i had to think why. i don't understand. >> the runner is fine, but her parents are not. her story coming up next. before bennie thankfully stopped growing, before they earned 1% cash back on all purchases, like his chew toys, and 2% back on groceries for his breakfast, lunch and dinner... even before automatically earning 3% back on gas picking him up for the first time... hi! they opened a bankamericard cash rewards credit card just in time to open their hearts. that's the enormity of rewarding connections. that's bank of america. and you'll dump your old duster. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 duster extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a wh
marathon bombings, the irs is announcing a filing extension for boston area taxpayers. taxes had been due today because of monday's patriots day holiday in massachusetts. >>> when we come back we return to boston and the search for clues into yesterday's tragedy plus this -- >> i had to think why. i don't understand. >> the runner is fine but her parents are not. her story coming up next. >>> here are the new details overnight from the boston marathon attacks. an 8-year-old boy is among the three people killed. >> now, police believe the bombs were crudely made devices hidden in bags or backpacks planted in either during the race or right immediately before the race and they believe that the devices were detonated remotely possibly with a cell phone. police have now searched an apartment in a boston suburb in connection with these bombings. they are also questioning a 20-year-old saudi national but are not calling the man a suspect. so far they've made no arrests. >>> investigators are looking at the hundreds of videos shot by bystanders at the finish line. >> abc's terry moran shows us h
not pay tax. you have to pay tax. and the employer would pay the tax. a ford are did not pay because it will not be here -- foreigner does not pay because they will not be here long. but we did not have the employer pay either. if the employer hires you, you will have to pay 15 percent more. why would anyone hire american when you can hire foreigners and pay them 15% less? with high unemployment, is the sticking point for a lot of people. a lot of little things like that within our immigration system that should be tweaked and never are. >> having immigrants and america can be very valuable to our economy. >> immigrants create jobs, create businesses, pay taxes. even those that are of -- not documented, it will pay a wide range of taxes. >> your testimony was that immigration actually saved new york, stimulation of the economy. can you briefly describe how that worked? >> i cannot speak with authority on any place outside of the five boroughs of new york city. i can tell you we think we have roughly 500,000 undocumented. but they have a very low crime rate because they do not want to
that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. ♪ >> obama: i have also spoken with the governor and mayor and made sure they have every resource available. and i have made clear to them that all americans stand with the people of boston. >> stephanie: that is correct. as i said to jacki at the top of the hour how do you start a show like today. i guess the best you can. jacki schechner will be with us all morning with all of the updates. >> good morning. >> stephanie: good morning honey. charlie pierce writes about today what you said at the top of the hour. you made a good point as the president did about not speculating or making this a political thing. >> here is what becomes tricky from the media perspective, i was with melissa fitzgerald yesterday and we were watching this
district eight, voters and tax payers. i thank supervisor kim for having this hearing on this issue, but we should also fix our sidewalks where pedestrians walk. bulging sidewalks, broken concrete needs to be fixed so we don't have trip and fall accidents that hurt everyone. also bicycles chill. pedestrians along with skate boarders are a major problem in new district eight, and i want to talk about the signage that went up at market and guerrero. i have been voicing my concern about this for a long time, so i want to thank supervisor kim for the new signage that was put up there, sore maybe scott wiener but somebody -- definitely my coming here often enough and talking about traffic calming at that intersection is really important, but fixing the sidewalks in front of little hollywood laundromat and the orbit room and hhp would help a lot. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is [inaudible]. i'm a resident of district 6 which is the most dangerous area in the city to live and to work for all the pedestrians. as a [inaudible] member our family created soma's
happened on tax day. also this is a week with a number of unhappy anniversaries, including the oklahoma city bombing and the waco assault. with me now is jeff stein. he edits the spy talk blog and writes for the "washington post" on intelligence issues. the president jumped on this immediately yesterday stating that yule of his resources would be -- that all of his resources would be involved. give me your reaction to where things are and what you think is going to happen? >> i think he was rightfully cautious about defining this act and whom might be responsible because in fact we don't know yet. my assistant overnight surveyed the right wing, white superiority, neonazi websites, by the way. and we find we're cautious in reacting to this bombing, although one of the most extreme said that they're worried they were going to be blamed for this bombing and that the government would for yao it as a pretext -- would use it as a pretext to take away their guns. some of the more extreme websites talked about that but most of them are very cautious. the most radical comments come from the read
, you'll see employers make that decision. they will not want the tax, the penalty, and the interest liability that goes along with a tax violation. that's a clear piece, it's not a piece of policy being discussed by these people because they are not serious about solving this problem in the way rule of law people would be. e-verify won't be enforced adequately to be effective. it could be passed, i think it could be passed as a condition but next one is, finish the border fence. we have that language in place now. we passed a 700-mile border fence language, actually 854 miles and that's because the border is crooked in some 40 es and we've got about miles of effective fence system of follow through on the existing law we have, is my recommendation. we don't have to have a new law to build a fence. build the fence, secure the border, then come back and tell us you have actually accomplished that. let's watch this thing with drones and see if that's taken place. we know from the last drone report the border patrol even drone assisted were not interdicting half of those attempting to c
the last couple of months. >> there are good articles in the papers today about how the tax receipts were better than expected so far, and the money back out for your refund, much lower than expected and that could be a dollar issue. i know family dollar flagged that, and the ceo of pvh came on "mad money" and said, it was 20 degrees too cold so we had the -- all of the stores had the wrong merchandise and they had the so-called cruisewear. it was obviously a multi-factor issue and it was not just one thing that says target was bad. walmart was not bad and a very good note. costco, and i'm -- i thought that was interesting. surrounded by costco and walmart. you know those cultures are not weather cultures. >> yeah. ubs initiates with a buy on those two and a neutral on target, but someone pointed out the sales trend on target, jim, from the past four quarters has gone from 5-3, 2-9, .4 and now they're looking flat. >> they're not a jc penney beneficiary and walmart is not very renewed in its tenacious way to take on target and underneath the dollar generals. i know people don't associate
th is tax day, where we pay our taxes. april 19th, friday, is the anniversary both of the oklahoma city bombing and also the waco raid. none of these are connected, right, but could any one of those lead you in the direction of a domestic group? most certainly. you can be sure investigators are looking at all those potential connections to see in what direction when you pull it all together the facts lead them. >> paul, although we don't know yet, very quickly, how soon would you expect to have a much clearer idea? >> it's difficult to tell how the investigation is going to go. but the forensics will be absolutely key. maybe there will be some sort of claim of responsibility, maybe somebody will be brought into custody that can shed light on what happened. but there's a huge effort right now under way, piers. >> i want to bring in tammi hughes on the phone who just crossed the finish line when the explosions went off. a terrifying experience for you. >> just awful. >> how are you? tell me what you saw and how you felt about it. >> well, i had just come across the finish line and i
of these dates. this week in recent law enforcement history. waco. columbine. tax day was yesterday. is there some connection there. that was one major theory of law enforcement. another one is the islamic militant jihadi lone wolf. but at this point the boston police spokeswoman just tweeted asking for patience, a sure sign that there isn't a clear lead at this point. >> that's the same feeling you get from white house officials as well. michael isikoff, following the investigation in boston for us, michael, thank you. >>> more than 140 people were injured in the blasts, including several who lost limbs. reports from mass general were that the road to recovery would be long and difficult. >> a number of patients will require repeat operations tomorrow and serial operations over the next couple of days. a lot of the injuries are combined. they're combined boning and soft tissue and vascular injuries and they have to be approached oftentimes in kind after stepwise fashion. >> ron allen is live for us at mass general this morning. ron, if there is one silver lining to any of this, it
to complain about abortion, about taxes, this did happen on tax day in boston, the place of the tea party. or are they trying to protest foreign wars or something. that statement has been completely lost. >> well, clint, that goes to your point about motive. we know that generally, terrorism is often defined in three ways. acts or threats of violence. intended to communicate fear to a wider audience than only the victims affected. then to motive, a religious or political i am a by the perpetrator. we know that the president and fbi investigators are at this as a terrorist incident. from your experience, when the fbi is actually looking at the profiles, can they at this juncture know for a fact that there is a political or economic or religious motive here? cunning that at this stage? >> i don't think we know it at this stage. we know the device. initially we were told it was a small ied, perhaps like a pipe bomb. which you can get that out of an anarchist's cook book. now we're told it was a pressure cooker filled with explosives. that takes us back to september 1976 when a group of croat
different extremist groups. there is a lot of public source information about demonstrations on taxes, on, on a number of other issues that are, hot button issues for extremist groups who don't like either what the government is doing or what the government represents. >> very interesting. >> so. >> tax day/patriots day. and history of domestic terrorism. . >> invasion on cuba happened on the 17th of april in 1961, bay of pigs. and wacco, all the branch davidians, started in february, april 19th. if you are a conspiracy theorist. here is one for you. >> something everybody has to check out. no doubt about it. part b medical expenses. of your the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with t
and return $19 million a year in tax autos i have never been involved in a project offers so much private capitol investment and many measurable public benefits. >> some residents of the neighborhood have joined with the sierra club and bay keeper in opposing the bill because they want the proposal for the site to go through local committees. >> today, outreach must allowed to do their job autos gail cahill is an attorney and resident of the neighborhood. >> anyone driven down to a ball game knows what happened on the embark dareo our roadways are overtax ootd warriors president told me the transportation planner is working on it. >> it's a study not just focused on warriors project but the water front transportation system. >> opponents are worried they'll get ahead of the planning. today, not every member was there to vote but the chair indicated it looks like votes will be there to get the bill out of committee. >> if that is where we'll have to take it up again, we will. >> they're hoping to have the stadium up and running by 2017. >> a young baseball player continues to recover after
qaeda was responsible. >> it's patriots date and tax day and lots of potential reasons -- >> and the anniversary of the bin laden raid. >> that would lend more to a bin laden thing but the others could lend toits a domestic terror attack theory. what will the fbi be really pushing now? >> absolutely. and the forensics will be crucial as well. if they have recovered an intact device, lit be much, much easier. if they do the forensics and they see it has a signature related to a track record of a group or whatever, they can gain a huge amount of clues on who may have been responsible. >> it's clearly an appalling act of terror by somebody. >> i wouldn't want to weigh in on that. >> cautious approach is probably the right approach. >> the fbi have taken full control of the investigation. if it looks like it may be an islamic fundamentalist group, does the cia come in with them? >> they would if it's a foreign overseas aspect. and then, you know, the full weight of the u.s. government and their partners would be looking at that. after quite a long period without a major att
is also tax day. we also confirmed there is no individual or individuals from the bay area currently being investigated for any connection to the boston bombing. and finally two sources say on attacks like this it is not uncommon to have what is called a spike in monitored chatter and communications. both sources said according to federal agents the federal agents did not see spike in chatter before today's bombing. >>> we have been in contact with senator dianne feinstein who chaired the senate intelligence committee. she told us she has been briefed on the situation and intelligence officials told her they have no advanced warnings and this has the hallmarks of terrorism. >>> law enforcement officials are on heightened alert. thousands of sports fans are on their way to oakland. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us at the coliseum where at 35,000 fans will be greeted with heavy security in the next hour. >> reporter: two major sporting events here. one here at the oracle arena, the other here at the oakland as. authorities say they are concerned about safety every time there is a sporting
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